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Dokolo Decides: UPC’s Sarah Nyangkori to be nominated on Monday 

(Last Updated On: 10 March 2024)

Dokolo | The Electoral Commission (EC) will on Monday, March 11 start nominating political party candidates contesting for the Dokolo district woman Member of Parliament (MP seat). 

The seat, previously held by FDC’s Cecilia Atim Ogwal, became vacant after she died on January 18 in India.

The 77-year-old was later buried on January 27 in Alito, Kole district.

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More than five women have shown interest in replacing her, including her daughter, Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal of FDC.

UPC had earlier said they would take over the seat. In a statement to tndNews on Sunday, the party said its flag bearer “comrade Sarah Aguti Nyangkori will be nominated on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 11 am”.

The exercise will take place at the EC offices in Dokolo.

“The UPC President Hon. Jimmy Akena will lead the Congress fraternity to nominate the party’s candidate in realisation of his commitment to rebuild the party through grassroots mobilisation,” the head of media and communications, Muzeyi Faizo said.

“Just like Oyam North by-election, the party President confirmed the entire UPC will be on the ground in support of our candidate.

Sarah Aguti Nyangori was declared the official party flag bearer for the Dokolo moman MP seat after comrades Josephine Acen Okullu and Anna Okwir stepped down at a district conference on February 19, at Dokolo Catholic Parish.

“We wish our flag bearer, comrade Sarah Aguti Nyangkori, a successful nomination exercise,” Muzeyi added.

Dokolo will head to the poll on March 21 to elect the new woman MP.

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